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  • Lovie Smith reportedly will be hired as coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Lovie Smith reportedly will be hired as coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a deal to make Lovie Smith their next head coach, according to a report by Fox's Jay Glazer. Smith, fired by Chicago after the 2012 season, was a linebackers coach in Tampa from 1996-2000 before becoming defensive...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig arrested on suspicion of reckless driving

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said. The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-...
  • Pretty 'amazing' Tucker hasn't taken hits for Bears' defense

    Pretty 'amazing' Tucker hasn't taken hits for Bears' defense
    Julius Peppers talked about making a simple Bears defense simpler. OK. Fine. But what’s simpler than assigning one player one gap? I’ll hang up and listen for another explosive play. It only takes one player failing to do his job to...
  • The one play the Bears' offense is missing

    The one play the Bears' offense is missing
    The decision to leave injured, inaccurate Jay Cutler in the game, a two-point conversion play that passed out of a run formation, a gift second-chance that ran out of a passing formation, going for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half of a tied game ---...
  • Welcome back, Devin Hester

    Welcome back, Devin Hester
    Isn’t this where we came in with Devin Hester? Isn’t this the kind of guy we saw eight seasons ago when he pantsed the NFL with kickoff and punt returns that were, well, ridiculous, as Jeff Joniak said? Hester is back to returning kicks...
  • Does Emery know how to draft a defense?

    Does Emery know how to draft a defense?
    Remember how you feared former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo drafting offense?  Watch out, because now it looks like Phil Emery is having the same effect on the once-proud unit known as the Bears defense. I guess that Halas Hall seat comes with...
  • Fantasy Fix: Not too late to get a QB

    Fantasy Fix: Not too late to get a QB
    As Lovie Smith used to say, fantasy football players look at the season in quarters. Well, if after the first four games you still need a quarterback, I have the answer. Alex Smith, E.J. Manuel or Brian Hoyer will help your team; they have been solid...
  • Time not on Peppers' side

    Time not on Peppers' side
    After the Bears failed to pressure Drew Brees into an interception in a conference loss at home, defensive end Julius Peppers was asked how to fix the pass rush or change things or make it all better. Pepper said he didn’t have a lot of time to...
  • Trestman stands by his decision ... sorta ... maybe

    Trestman stands by his decision ... sorta ... maybe
    How many times can the Bears' rookie head coach be wrong about the same decision? Early Monday morning, Trestman told WBBM-AM 780 that after viewing video of the Bears’ 21-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday he might’ve taken out his injured,...
  • Urlacher hurt, but offense feels the pain

    Urlacher hurt, but offense feels the pain
    Isn’t this where we came in with the Bears almost six months ago? Brian Urlacher was coming back from a knee injury suffered in the final game of last season. His status and abilities were in question as he missed chunks of training camp reps....
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
  • That stench? Oh, that's the Bears' best players

    That stench? Oh, that's the Bears' best players
    If the Bears are going to make the playoffs, or even win another game, it’s pretty basic: Their stars have to play like stars. I heard that idea from a hockey coach decades ago during the playoffs, except he phrased it, “Our best players...